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Jul 29, 2011 2:35am EDT
to detroit. 94 in atlanta. 85 here in the big apple. >>> well, here's a story that we usually don't hear from the middle east. a world record, in fact. >> pretty cool story. some 13,000 children steered clear of trouble in gaza to fly their kites at the same time. it all made for a pretty colorful show in the skies. >> the previous record of more than 10,000 flying kites at once was set earlier this year in china. so good for those kids. and congratulations. >> that is a cool scene out there. a little peace and a nice little event t d aorld record. >> and a world record to go with it. >> not bad. more "world news now" coming up after the break. you go next if you had a here would hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got the
ABC
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
big, though the top house republican bailed out last night, saying, it's time for a smaller plan. the white house chief of staff said the president isn't giving up. >> he's not someone to walk away from a tough fight. this is very tough. no question about it. but he didn't come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> reporter: how big? the president was willing to put social security considered a sacred cow to democrats, on the table. as well as major charges to the tax code. his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans pose. here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare and social security, democrats don't. >> we do not support cuts in benefits. >> reporter: and republicans refuse the president's plan to cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to gege a big package would require a big tax increase. we think it's a terrible ideaea it's a job killer. >> reporter: so, republicans want to return to negotiating
ABC
Jul 4, 2011 3:00am EDT
. >> oh, yes, adorable. >>> later on one of the big holiday weekend movies "transformers 3." we sent one of our intrepid coworkers to go see it andnd ge movie fans' impressions for "insomniac theater." you know what? i kind of want to see this but i feel like i have to see it in 3d. carving out almost three hours. >> oh my goodness. >> i'm not sure i can justify it. >> i don't understand. it's just computer graphics everybody knows is not real. sort of like watching a cartoon, a really long cartoon. it's sort of lost on me. we'll have to hear what the feedback is. >> robots and buildings. >> like "steel magnolias" over and over for you, rig are probably be painful. >>> jurors in the casey anthony trial are spending this holiday deliberating behind closed doors. they must decide whether anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter or whether the little girl died in a swimming pool accident. >> reporter: casey anthony broke down as prosecutors told the jury she suffocated her 2-year-old daughter with duct tape. prosecutors portrayed casey as a lying, selfish party girl who murdered her daughte
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 2:35am EDT
heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york. boston at 85. >>> this story h
ABC
Jul 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
be tarnished. >>> big deal. some of the most popular medicines in america like lipitor about to get a lot cheaper? >>> and jackpot. a tulsa man discovers these old cups are worth more than $1 million. an "antiques road show" r rord. >> wow. >>> good evening. good monday to you. and tonight we begin with the face you haven't seen. the voice you haven't heard. the hotel maid who told the story that rocketed around the world. the story of the alleged assault that derailed a powerful titan. and she sayss tonight she will not sit silently while he might go free. it's an abc news exclusive interview with "good morning america" anchor robin roberts who's here with us now. >> that woman is nafissatou diallo. a 32-year-old immigrant from guinea, west africa. in her first television interview, she painstakingly recounts the day she says she was sexually assaulted by dominique strauss-kahn -- the powerful man who at the time, was the head of the international monetary fund. >> he comes to me, and grab my breasts. "no! you don't have to be sorry," i said. i said, "stop! stop, i don't want to lose my
ABC
Jul 22, 2011 2:35am EDT
the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [
ABC
Jul 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: that big house vote on boehner's bill i i expected tomorrow. we still don't know if he's convinced enough tea partiers to get it passed. they think they have the votes, diane, but this is going to be very close. >> jon, thank you. i want to bring someonene in wh has been making phone calls all day, "gma" anchor george stephanopoulos. is a breakthrough afoot, george? >> reporter: most democrats and republicans believe boehner is going to win this vote, it would be a big win for him. but the only thing it guarantees is anonoer round of negotiations, because the democratic majority in the senate won't pass this bill and the president won't sign it. >> what's next? >> reporter: a lot of talk. assuming this passes, there will be another round of negotiations. no certainty yet if this will happen at the white house or just among leaders on capitol hill. but it comes down to one big question. who is going to blink? will the president accept another vote on the debt limit before the next election or will the republicans accept another way to guarantee the cut? and both sides ar
ABC
Jul 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
by 1.3% during the last three months. a big disappointment, half of what economists say we need to see i drop in the unemployment rate. >> one of the big problem with the jobs picture is the confidence gap. all of the traditional fundamentals that tend to drive better hiring, none of that has translated into robust job growth. >> reporter: to top it all off, it's not exactly a confidence booster to hear for the first time the richest country in the world is sitting on less cash than apple computer. they are lococd in their high stakes game of chicken. >> it is maddening to a lot of people, particularly when they watch markets go into a period of volatility driven by what is happening in washington. that affects their pocketbooks on eye day to day basis. >> reporter: late night economics are at their wits end too. >> our fearless leaders fighting like a hoard of brides in filene's basement. >> reporter: 9 news describing our debt battle as dangerously irresponsible. bill weissman runs a furniture business in massachusetts and is feeling the firsthand uncertainty of the political gridloc
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 2:35am EDT
kicked in. is in the next big thing? >> we think it is the next big thing. we want to prevent crashes before they happen if we can. and we do have a lot of new technology like volvo city safety that can help drivers to avoid crashes. >> reporter: by comparing ininrance claims from volvoss that are equipped with city safety to other cars that are not, the institute determined that the system eliminates more than one-quarter of low-speed crashes. >> there is always the risk that the technology could make a mistake. but it's much more likely that a human could make a mistake because we're all so easily distracted. >> reporter: volvo will make city safety standard in four models by 2012. meanwhile, other car companies are racing to bring their own futuristic self-braking technology into the present. elisabeth leamy, abc news. >> just a few questions. one, does it work in rough weather, heavy rain, snow or ice? what if you're going 80? already viewers are weighing in. wnnfans.com. amanda says, i don't like this idea, i don't like to rely on a computer to keep me alive, i like to apply my o
ABC
Jul 21, 2011 2:35am EDT
a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private jet and head home. >> slithering
ABC
Jul 2, 2011 12:00am EDT
. don't wipe your mouth on it. it cost $12! if you want to get them a gift, they are registered at big butt and beyond. it's all right there. [ laughter ] this is pretty good. this is -- from australia's version of the "today" show. that interviewed the dalai lama, who was in melbourne over the weekend. and i guess the anchor wanted to lighten the mood with a joke. but he forgot that a key element to any successful joke is making sure the person you're telling it to has some understanding of what the hell you're talking about. >> the dalai lama walks into a pizza shop -- >> pizza shop. >> yeah. and says, can you make me one with everything? >> yes. >> do you know what i mean? can you make me e with everything? >> oh. >> i knew that wouldn't work. >> jimmy: do the one about the two rabbis in the bar. endurance in the mountains, not necessarily their senses of humor. and one more thing. some big news from dc comics. dc comics relaunching the superman comic in september and when they do, the man of steel will have an all-new look. this is the new superman costume on the right. he still h
ABC
Jul 27, 2011 2:35am EDT
from st. louis to l.a. for their big beach vacation. they paid $1,200 for the tickets. and should get nearly $200 of it back. that can buy a lot of sunscreen. so if you're like that family and are flying between last saturday and until this mess is resolved in d.c., you are due a refund. what do you need to do? first of all, hang on to your receipt. second, e-mail your airline. they haven't decided yet if the airlines will pony up this money or if the irs will have to. that's one of many things still being sorted out in washington. ryan owens, abc news, dallas-ft. worth international airport. >> that story is phenomenally angering to many of us. save your receipts and get your money back. >> please do. what a big mess. all the people who have been furloughed, 4,000 workers have been furloughed since the faa was shut down. >> so much in washington not getting done, not being resolved, impacting all kinds of things. now you can't fly without getting screwed over a little bit. >>> walmart executives are thinking out the big box with their latest venture, streaming movies online. the worl
ABC
Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm EDT
caylee crawled into the pool and drowned. >> there's the proof that she was big enough and strong enough to open the door. >> reporter: throughout, tempers flared with tension between the prosecution and defense. at one point, the defense called out the prosecutor for latching at him. >> this laughing guy right here. >> reporter: the judge immediately stoppepe proceeding. >> i'm beginning to see that orders or anything else may not mean a hill of a bean to any of you. >> reporter: now, because of all of that back and forth, the judge warned both sides that if anything like this happens again, they will be taken off this case. all of those delays means that the jury won't be getting this case until tomorrow. that means, david, they will begin their deliberations on the fourth of july holiday. david? >> yunji de nies, thank you. i want to bring in our legal analyst, an abrams. you were watching this very closely today. how did the prosecution do, how did the defense do? >> reporter: the prosecution started off strong. they went from her behavior immediately after the incident to what they
ABC
Jul 6, 2011 6:30pm EDT
tomorrow. >> big meeting tomorrow. thank you, jake. >>> and now, a big story, a kind of lesson for everyone todod about teachers, honesty and pressure. and not one teacher, at least 178 of them across 44 schools in atlanta, where teachers were found cheating. in staggering numbers. changing their students test scores. abc's steve osunsami on what they did and why. >> reporter: across atlanta today, families of the 50,000 students enrolled in public schools herereere livid. >> it is an embarrassment to all teachers. all administrators. >> reporter: in an 800-page report from the state, 178 teachers and administrators from 44 public schools were caught changing answers on standardized tests that are used to judge student performance and rank the schools. 82 of the teachers flat-out confessed. they'd been cheating for nearly a decade. >> the teachers cheated for them? >> i'm going to georgia, university of georgia in the fall and it just really makes me think are my scores genuine? >> reporter: teachers and prin pals were erasing the wrong answers and timing in the right ones. the faculty at t
ABC
Jul 22, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> halfway there. nfl owners proudly approve a new ten-year deal but what about the players? big developments overnight. >>> and partying like it's 1849. mines re-open in california's gold country as s ld prices soar. >>> good morning to you. baked and broiled just about everywhere. today mother nature turns up the heat on the east coast. >> new york is bracing for scattered power outages. philadelphia has even closed summer school. >> the northeast is the latest to endure peak temperatures from the heat wave forcing man and beast to copeeowever they can. here's karen travers. >> reporter: from the midwest to the east coast people are debt separate for relief from the scorching temperatures. city officials have even set up mobile water fountains to help people cool f. thisiseat wave is massive smothering 1 million square miles across the nation. already nearly two dozen deaths have been blamed on the blistering heat. some hospitals are seeing four times the number of heat-related cases. >> they're coming in feeling weak, tired, nauseating, some vomiting, some with heatstroke are coming in wit
ABC
Jul 22, 2011 12:00am EDT
gets the best assignments of all. earlier this week, he had the big paris hilton interview. and -- this, today, he got to interview bree olson and asked her about the living arrangement and this is what she had to say. >> tense environment then in the moment? >> at times. >> between the two of you, the women, not you and charlie. >> it was like you could cut the air with a knife. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we do have a lot of smog here in l.a., so, i guess that's possible. the interview with bree olson was so intriguingover every level that we wanted to immortalize it. so, we took the audio from the interview and combined it with video from an old episode of "heman," and here's how that came together. >> what got you interested in the adult movie business? >> it's something i'd always been interested in. i've always been very insafable sexually. juju because i've chosese to do what everyone else does in this whole entire world in camera does not make me ineligible to be around children. >> so, you moved in and as you are moving in you find out that there's another woman living there, too? >
ABC
Jul 6, 2011 2:35am EDT
another big but a little listen sayingal story that is making headlines. the intense political debate over the federal debt. it's set to resume on capitol hill today. you'll see what's holding up a solution to this crisis. >> you have to think this is going to get done. that there is a hard and fast deadline here, that even though bothides are sort of playing their battles and holding their positions,s,hat eventually this is going to get resolved. >> it would be great because it is such a big sue, if we can put the partisan issues decided and get this accomplished. >> global ramifications here. >>> later this half hour, families who are a little teched out and may be spend don't go much time plugged into web and other technologies. sound a little familiar to you at home? put down your devices. we'll meet one young woman who admits spending 18 hours a day online. >> that's not good for you. >> there's got to be a balance here. perhaps you might think of a digital diet, say. >> i knew the plug was coming. shameless book plug right there. >>> we will talk a aut a little bit later, but first,
ABC
Jul 26, 2011 2:35am EDT
survival story to the big screen. the 33 men have sold the rights to their story to mike med avoid, producer of "black swan" and "shutter island." the miners say they want the movie to emphasize faith, teamwork and respect. a studio still has to pick up the film. >> i'm sure one will. >>> a texas man who vanished on saturday has been found in, get this, a snake-infested manhole. 25-year-old kevin gonorman spent two days trapped in a deep hole in a wooded area. he was bitten by snakes and dehydrated when searchers found him yesterday but he was conscious and speaking clearly. firefighters pulled him out and took him to the hospital in fair condition. lucky dude. >> lucky indeed. >>> now here is a look at your weather. thunderstorms along the gulf coast, atlanta, and the carolinas. scattered afternoon showers in the northeast. hail, flash flooding and 80 mill an hour winds from the the dakotas to iowa and the twin cities. >> 87 in sacramento. 92 in albuquerque. another day of triple-digit heat for phoenix and dallas. indianapolis hits 89. detroit 84. 77 in boston. 91 in miami. >>> al
ABC
Jul 30, 2011 12:00am EDT
-con is a big deal. it's like the super bowl for people that don't care about the super bowl. this time each year, thousands of fans emerge from their basements to congregate. not unlike cicadas, but without the mating. every year, i like to go to comic-con in disguise. you notice an extra hairy princess laia, that's probably me. meanwhile, the republican candidates for president today held a debate on twitter. i don't know if the point was to make them seem hip or relevant or what, but this debate combined the excitement of c-span with the suspense of typing. it was -- i don't think people should be allowed to ask us to vote for them for president of the united states in the same place kim kardashian writes about her favorite body butter. it doesn't seem right to me. and not only are the republicans using twitter to get their message across, next month, they're debating via video game. >> fox news presents the 2011 gop presidential primary debate. world of war craft edition. >> obama care is a disaster. but romney care is the same thing. >> it is not. >> the main thing is, we have to stay u
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 6:30pm EDT
have a very big advantage, because marcus has his ph.d. in counseling and he's a marriage counselor. >> reporter: but dr. bachmann's brand of counseling is highly controversial and could become a campaign issue. >> here's my husband dr. marcus bachmann. >> reporter: operating oututf suburban minneapolis, dr. bachmann runs a christian coununseling firm, co-owned wit his wife, that at times, according to former patients, has tried to convert gay men into heterosexuals through prayer. >> his path for my therapy would be to read the bible, pray to god that i would no longer be gay. >> reporter: andrew ramirez of minneapolis was 17 when his family sent him to bachmann and associates where he says a counselor working for bachmann, tried unsuccessfully to "save" him from his sin. were straight.ld forgive me if i >> reporter: dr. bachmann, who has described homosexuals as barbarians, denied as a false statement five years ago reports his clinic tries to convert g g men to straight. but undercover video shot just last month inside the clinic by a gay advocacy group seems to show some form of
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Jul 13, 2011 6:30pm EDT
that big step of removing a child from the home? >> the state haso incentive to take a child away from their parents unnecessarily. >> reporter: but he cannot guarantee they won't. nor can he guarantee a child sent into foster care will actually improve. when anna marie was taken from her parents in albuquerque, she didn't improve at all. she was later returned to her rents and diagnosed with a genetic predisposition. >> it did more damage to my daughter. if they really did care about that child, they would take more effort to stay with the family. >> reporter: dr. ludwig admits foster care is not a perfect option. but he says one option we certainly do not have is inaction. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> so, want to bring in dr. richard besser. rich, you know this say ya so well. are we all a public health emergency level, this has to be address? >> reporter: diane, i think this is an absolutely terrible idea. the solution is not to demonize parents. i think foster care would be a disaster. kn i know the doctor who wrote this. and he's issued a four-alarm warning about this proble
ABC
Jul 26, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, the big remaining question? should the president be forced to commit to still more cuts before the presidential election? we gathered our powerhouse political team, abc's george ststhanopoulos here in new york, jon karl and jake tapper in washington and all three told me they have never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: with just about a week to go, none of the leaders, none of them, not the president, not the speaker of the house, not the democratic leader of the senate, know how this is going to turn out. right now, there are no votes to pass anything. >> so, you are saying that the white house has no idea -- >> >> reporter: how this is going to play out? absolutely not. >> they have a plan? >> reporter: nonon at all. i have never seen a situation like this in 20 years in this town where nobody knows how it's going to end. >> republicans get to have their fight next year, right, in any case. we have fight about taxes in this country during an election year. why make the debt ceiling an issue? why make it about the debt ceiling as opposed to the fact that we're goin
ABC
Jul 28, 2011 2:35am EDT
. >>> the historic drought and blistering heat aren't bad enough, ranchers in texas now have another big problem on their hands. grass hoppers are taking over the land and eating up what little grass is left for the cows. the bone dry conditions are an ideal breeding ground, making this year's plague one of the largest in years. >>> and south texas will soon get some much-needed rain as another tropical storm develops off the coast of mexico. tropical storm don is expected to make landfall near corpus christi tomorrow night. the rain won't be enough to break the drought, even worse, cotton farmers say the storm could destroy their crops. forecasters don't expect it to become a hurricane. >> some forecasters say it's a blessing in disguise. at least you get a little relief from the drought. >> but not enough, right? >> not enough. >>> here's a look at your thursday forecast. stormy across the midwest. hail, gusty winds, flash flooding and a chance of tornados in omaha, des moines, chicago, and detroit. heavy afternoon down pours in the four corners region of the southwest. scattered thunderstorms
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Jul 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
would raise the debt ceiling beyond the november 2012 election. so that's a big win for the president just in getting that done and not having to revisit it in six to eight months. >> that was his most important goal. thanks very much. one of the other goals of getting the deal done by tuesday's deadline is to preserve america's aaa credit rating. losing it could cause interest rates to rise. even with the deal, there's a very real possibility that the aaa rating is still in jeopardy. bianna golodryga has that story in new york. >> a few months ago, for most americans, aaa was a company you called when your car broke down. it's become associated with political gridlock. we've never been at risk of losing our aaa status before. they expect that agency to downgrade u.s. debts before the end of the year. >> nothing represents america's status more than its aaa rating. it tells investors there's no safer place to put their money than in our treasury, meaning we can borrow at low interest rates. it's the engine of our economy, a reflection of our prosperity, a fiscal bajs of hon ir. losing
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